Engine Trial Conducted on Pamban Railway Bridge

A rail engine test was carried out yesterday (Tuesday, June 30) on the Pamban Railway Bridge in Rameswaram. Over 100 years old Pamban Railway Bridge is under maintenance work. Pamban Railway Bridge which connects the Rameswaram Island with the Mandapam landscape is also a major tourist attraction by itself and people watch it with awe when the two leaves of the bridge open up to let ships pass through.

The sensor apparatus has been fitted to lift bridge and is being tested for the vibrations of the trains and the bearing power of the bridge.